So very, very messy

OK, I admit it. The shim control is a mess. If you don’t know what the shim control is, it is an sample (AKA unsupported) ActiveX control that hosts .NET user controls for use in ActiveX control containers. The reason for its miserable existence is in how .NET user controls are run as ActiveX controls…

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Game Over

Another baseball season is over for all but 8 teams. Since my two favorite teams (Mariners and Pirates) were eliminated it is time to look ahead to next year. The Pirates were done a while ago, but it is hard to believe that the Mariners botched the end of the season like they did last…

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Parlez vous .NET?

So today I was reading up on a development community website, and I ran across one of the classic arguments that will ultimately erupt when two or more Windows developers get together: which is the better language, VB, C# or Managed C++. These arguments always make me chuckle a bit, because with the .NET Framework…

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You talking to me? I said are you talking to me?

Ugh. I got word today that my talk at PDC 2003 has been canceled to make room for another one. After three years of giving talks, I guess it is time to take a break. I am still making the trip, and maybe this year I will get a chance to attend more than one…

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To everything there is a season…

Well, today at 3:47 AM PST the Fall Equinox began. Cold temps, short days and long nights will become more and more common. Sometimes I miss those fall/winter days in Pennsylvania, waking up in the morning to 3ft of snow piled up outside and below zero temps. I literally did walk up hill both ways in the…

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What you talkin’ ’bout, class view?

Every once in a while I get mail asking how to find what is selected within the class view window. For a while I was telling everybody who asked that it was not possible because there is not an automation model on the class view window. But recently I stumbled across a way of finding…

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A journey starts with the first step, and other cheesy things…

Well, I have been thinking of doing it for a while now, and after much prodding by colleagues (esp. Korby, see his blog here on GDN) I guess it is time I start writing a blog. To tell you the truth, I have never actually read a blog before today, so what you read here…

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